Disaster Book Club

Join OEM each month as we read about disasters of the past, present, and imagination. Each month, an event is hosted in theme of the book. Sometimes we have authors, sometimes we have disaster survivors, and sometimes we have subject matter experts.

If you have an idea for a book, speaker, or event, please contact Melanie Cole at Melanie.Cole@seattle.gov.

Previous Books List

Click on the poster for a summary of each book.

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinThe Unthinkable by Amanda RipleyThe Road by Cormac McCarthyThe Big Burn by Timothy EganFive Days at Memorial by Sheri FinkWave by Sonali DERANIYAGALAVoices from Chernobyl by Svetlana AlexievichWorld War Z by Max BrooksEruption by Steve OlsonZeitoun by Dave EggersFull Rip 9.0 by Sandi Doughton

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